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Year 11 Information

Introduction

Following the half term up until Friday 25th June, a programme of Remote Learning, Careers Support, Transition Support, Core Subject Skill Enhancement and A-level taster sessions will be available to all Year 11 pupils. Pupils will be able to book onto these sessions taking place, which will take place either in the academy or online.

All information about this offer is accessible here and on Class Charts.

Where identified, a pupil may be requested to attend the academy to complete coursework or further assessment up until Friday 18th June. If pupils do not attend when requested, this will likely impact on their grade.

You can find more information in our full guidance document, published on the JCQ website here.

Pupil Support

Pupils will still be able to access the full academy provision of support during this blended period.

The following details the different provisions available and how to access this support:

Daily ‘Check In’ Session – 11.00am:

Mr Carey will be hosting a live Guardian session at 11.00am everyday. This will provide the opportunity for any questions or concerns to be raised and addressed quickly. This also enables pupils to keep in touch with school and their peers.

 

Link to daily check in accessible on Class Charts.

Safeguarding & Wellbeing:

If there is a safeguarding or wellbeing question or concern the link below can be used. Following the completion of the Microsoft Form, an appropriate member of staff will be in contact.

 

Link to form

Further Education & Careers:

To access support in preparation for September and the next stage following Leeds East Academy, a Microsoft Form can be accessed below or on Class Charts to request guidance from Ms Brooke.

 

Link to form

Contact us:

0113 273 1964

 

Mr Carey: carey.b@whiteroseacademies.org

Miss Milner: milner.s@whiteroseacademies.org

Remote Learning

A package of remote learning will be accessible on Class Charts, similar to that offered during Covid19 school closure.

All children have received a pupil and parent login code for Class Charts. Class Charts can be accessed through the Internet or by downloading the app on to a Smartphone.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Maths Maths Science Maths Maths
English English English Science English
Science Option Y Option Y Option Y Science
Citizenship Option X Option X Option X Citizenship

 

Core Subject Skill Enhancement & A Level Taster Sessions    

In school sessions will be provided for both pupils who would like to develop key skills in a core subject, and those who plan to continue studying the subject to A Level.

To register intent to attend the session, select the link to complete the form. (These are also accessible on Class Charts). 

Thursday 10th June Tuesday 15th June Thursday 17th June
10.05am 11.05am 12.05pm 10.05am 11.05am 12.05pm 10.05am 11.05am 12.05pm

Core

English

Core Science Core Maths Core Maths Core Science Core English Core English Core Science Core Maths

Advanced

English

Literature

 

Advanced

English

Language

Advanced Science Advanced Maths Advanced Maths Advanced Science

Advanced English Literature

 

Advanced English Language

Advanced English Literature

 

Advanced English Language 

Advanced Science Advanced Maths

To access these sessions, pupils must notify the academy using the links on the timetable.

Core English 

Core Mathematics 

Core Science 

Advanced English Language 

Advanced Mathematics 

Advanced Science 

Advanced English Literature 

Pupils are required to wear full school uniform when attending the academy.

Celebration Events

Year 11 Leavers Assembly: Friday 18th June 2.00pm – 4.00pm

A year 11 leavers assembly will be held in the hall at Leeds East Academy on Friday 18th June. This will provide the opportunity for pupils come together and celebrate their achievements and experiences over the last five years.

Year 11 Leavers Prom: Friday 9th July 7:00pm – 11.30pm

This will be a fantastic event that will bring to a close to our year 11 pupils’ high school career. We hope that they use this event to create lasting memories for years to come. This year’s Prom will take place on Friday 9th July at the Holiday Inn, Garforth LS25 1LH.

As an academy, we would like to recognise the hard work and dedication of our Year 11 pupils and therefore, we are delighted to offer the Prom at a discounted cost of £12 per ticket. This entitles pupils to a drinks reception, three-course buffet meal, and disco

Revision and Preparation Platforms

The platforms below can be utilised to consolidate learning or to prepare for further study of the subject.

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

 

Guidance for Pupils and Parents: GCSE’s 2021

How will I be assessed?

Teachers will initially determine your grades, which will then be reviewed by your school or college. The professional judgement of teachers will only be based on what you have been taught and your teachers will use a range of evidence from across the course of study to make their decision. Teachers can assess you based on:

  • Records of your performance on the content you have been taught over the entire course of your studies.
  • Non-exam assessment, often referred to as coursework or internal assessments, even if you have not fully completed it.
  • Work you have produced in tasks set that reflects the specification, format and marking of exam boards. This could include substantial classwork including red zone activities, home learning, internal tests and mock examinations.

We will be completing in class assessments in May to provide additional evidence of where you are in your learning.  This will be based on assessment materials provided by the exam board.

Your teachers do not need to assess you on every aspect of each subject. They just need a range of evidence that shows your performance on the aspects you have been taught.

Keeping you in the know

Your teachers will tell you which pieces of work will be used as evidence to inform your overall grade. You will have the opportunity to raise any concerns about the evidence being used, for example, if the evidence was affected by personal circumstances, such as illness. Your teacher will make the final judgement about what evidence is to be included - this is not a negotiation. Your teachers will not be able to tell you the grade they have submitted to the exam board.

How is the evidence used?

No single piece of evidence will necessarily be more important than another, as teachers will be assessing you based on a range of evidence that can give an overall picture of your performance. Ofqual has issued separate guidance to schools, colleges and teachers about the submission of teacher assessed grades, including the evidence that can be used.

Determining Grades

Once all the evidence is selected and assessments are complete, teachers will decide on an overall grade. They will do this objectively – so, if you are performing consistently at a grade B standard in a subject at A Level, you should be awarded a grade B. Exam boards will provide further advice and guidance to show the standard of work expected for particular grades, including additional grade descriptors, to supplement those previously published by Ofqual.

It is important to say that much like with exams in normal years, the grades issued by teachers, schools and colleges will not take account of your potential. They will be a snapshot of the standard you are performing at based on a wide range of evidence. It should be no easier or harder for you to achieve a grade this year based on your performance than in previous years.

Once a teacher has determined your grade, it will be reviewed by other teachers in your school or college, so grades are determined consistently with your school or college’s policy. Exam boards will check these policies to make sure they meet their requirements.

Reasonable adjustments, access arrangements and special consideration

If you have special educational needs, and/or are disabled, and require reasonable adjustments, your school or college should have ensured that these were in place when evidence was gathered. Where appropriate reasonable adjustments were not in place when you took an assessment that is being used as evidence, your teacher should take that into account when determining your grade. Your school or college could also consider whether other evidence could be used instead.

Special consideration requests will not apply in the usual way this summer because you will not be taking exams. If you think that your FIn in an assessment has been affected by illness or personal circumstances, you should talk to your school or college about this as soon as possible. It is important that you raise any such instances before your school or college submits your grade.

If you have any questions about how your personal circumstances will be taken into account or want to raise anything with your school or college, now is the best time to speak to them. You should not wait until after you get your results.

When will I receive my grades and what happens next?

GCSE pupils will receive their results on Thursday 12th August 2021.

The Academy will communicate details and when and where you will collect your results.

Appeals

Although everyone will be working hard to make sure you are issued with the correct grades on results day, there will also be an appeals system as a safety net to fix any genuine errors that were not identified earlier on.

If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you will have a right to appeal. There are two stages to the appeals process:

Stage 1: Centre Review

If you don’t think you have been issued with the correct grade, you can appeal to your school or college, who will review whether they:

  • made an administrative error, e.g. they submitted an incorrect grade; they used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade.
  • did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. they did not follow their Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.

To help you decide whether to appeal, you can request that your school or college shares with you the following information on results day if not before:

  • their Centre Policy
  • the sources of evidence used to determine your grade along with any grades/marks associated with them.
  • details of any special circumstances that have been taken into account in determining your grade, e.g. access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness.

Stage 2: Appeal to the exam board

If you still don’t think you have the correct grade after the centre review is complete, you can ask the academy to appeal to the exam board, who will review whether:

  • The school or college made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement1 in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence.
  • The school or college did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. they did not follow their Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.
  • The exam board made an administrative error, e.g. they changed your grade during the processing of grades.

At both stages of the process, you will need to submit your appeal to your school or college and give them your written consent to conduct the appeal or submit it to the exam board on your behalf. It’s important to remember that your grade can go down, up or stay the same through either stage of the process.

The timelines for priority and non-priority appeals will be as follows:

  • 10 August to 7 September: priority appeals window.
  • 10 August to 16 August: pupil requests centre review
  • 10 August to 20 August: centre conducts centre review
  • 11 August to 23 August: centre submits appeal to exam board.
  • 10 August to end October: majority of non-priority appeals take place.
  • 10 August to 3 September: pupil requests centre review
  • 10 August to 10 September: centre conducts centre review
  • 11 August to 17 September: centre submits appeal to exam board.

Finally, if you believe the exam board has made a procedural error in handling your appeal, you can apply to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service to review the process undertaken by the exam board.

Centre Assessed Grades Policy 2020-21

 

Leeds East Academy policy for the determination of Centre Approved Grades